April 19, 10:00am Eastern
Critical Incident Stress occurs when a person experiences stress that is so intense that it overwhelms their typical coping abilities. In the work environment, staff could experience a myriad of critical stress inducing events like the workplace violence, the death of a client or co-worker or even an attempted suicide. This workshop will help participants learn the signs and symptoms of critical incident stress, effective strategies to implement at the onset of a critical incident as well as various long-term coping mechanisms. Participants will leave the workshop empowered with language to help them have open and supportive dialogue to support co-workers experiencing this unique type of stress.
- Review the signs and symptoms of critical incident stress
- Learn strategies to effectively and respectfully approach co-workers they suspect may be experiencing critical incident stress
- Learn evidence-based short and long-term strategies to support co-workers experiencing critical incident stress
- Commit to inspiring a healthy workplace culture by modeling effective self-care strategies